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Mung Bean Porridge
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A change for breakfast - nutritious beans or grains of your choice with a delicately flavored sauce. Ingredients can be adjusted to your type. Can be made in advance.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 1 cup mung beans (add other grains or pulse, if desired)
  • 2 to 3 cups water
  • tea of raspberry & hibiscus, lemongrass, or similar.
  • 1/2 inch finely sliced ginger root.
  • Honey or agave, to taste.
How to make it:
  1. Wash beans, bring to the boil, discard water and bring to the boil again.
  2. Simmer until skins are broken and beans are soft; 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the tea strong, and steep with the ginger. Sweeten to taste.
  4. Drain the beans, serve and spoon some of the tea over.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mung Beans /Sprouts  N N A A A A N N
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey1 N N N A N N N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 17, 2007 at 05:36 AM By: Drea